James E Lassiter

Bio: • University of Oregon - Cultural Anthropology, Peoples of Africa, PhD '83, MS '75 • California State University, Sacramento - Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, BA (Honors) '74 • Director, Migration Anthropology Consultants (MAC), LLC, May '09 - Present • Retired US Government, Nov '07 • Chief, Refugee Officer Training and Program Integrity, Dept of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Washington '05-'07. • Refugee Program Manager for Africa and Moscow, Dept of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Washington '98-'05. • Asst Immigration Attaché, US Embassy Nairobi, Kenya '96-'98. • Senior Desk Officer for Africa and Europe, DOJ/INS, Washington '92-'96. • Peace Corps Country Director, Tanzania '85-'88, Ghana '88-'91. • Desk Officer & Resident Expert for Southern African Affairs, Peace Corps Hq, Washington '83-'85. • Peace Corps Volunteer Science Teacher, Swaziland '80-'83. • Research Analyst, State of California, Center for Health Statistics; Part-time Anthropology Instructor, American River College, Sacramento, CA '76-'78 • US Air Force, Staff Sergeant, Command and Control Emergency Actions NCO, Japan and New York '66-'70. Folsom High School, California '63-'65. Extensive travel, residence and work in Africa, Europe, Japan, Alaska.

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